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PS 282 Green Zone

Upcoming Green Zone events:

  • Sunday 10/1 - 2 PM - 5 PM Garden Work Party! Bring your kids and gardening gloves! Have some fun getting dirty at the garden while making some new friends.

The Green Zone Gardening Program utilizes the gardens around PS 282 to foster education and learning. We are passionate and focused on nurturing native plants on our campus. Our garden located in front of the school along 6th Ave and Berkeley is diligently striving for 70% or more native plants. To peak your interest, 6 mason bees which are nurtured by native plants can do the work of 600 non-native honey bees. Can you believe it? 6 vs 600! We have to promote native plants so we can get those incredible mason bees out here.

Our school gardens provide students with a hands-on learning experience and activities that encourage healthy eating, teach responsibility and patience, develop math and science skills, relieve anxiety, highlight the importance of taking care of the environment and give kids a sense of confidence.

All students have the opportunity through out the school year to have regular lessons in the garden where they will learn how to grow their own food, care for and learn about animals and neighborhood trees and take direct action to improve their school garden and neighborhood environment by planting and nurturing native species.

The Green Zone is all made possible by outstanding parents, our partner Brooklyn Seeds, our PTO, and of course...donations. If you would like to assist the Green Zone program by purchasing from their wishlist please click here.

For more information please email ps282greenzone@​

More Resources:

Brooklyn Seeds YouTube Channel

Homegrown National Park - Doug Tallamy

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